Theme & Variations with Joe Law
Sundays @ 2pM


On Father's Day, enjoy music composed or premiered the year my father was born.  You'll hear works by Scott Joplin, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.


This week's episode presents a program of fantasies by Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Thomas Canning, John Jenkins, Henry Purcell, Pablo de Sarasate, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Michael Tippett.


In anticipation of the Fourth of July, this week's program presents music inspired by figures from American history.  The composers are George Antheil, Aaron Copland, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adolphus Hailstork, Libby Larsen, Andrew Lippa, George Frederick McKay, Michael Schelle and Ira Paul Schwarz.


This week's program features music by the composers sometimes known as the Boston Six: Amy Beach, George Whitefield Chadwick, Arthur Foote, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine and Horatio Parker.


This week you'll hear music by ten living American composers, ranging in age from 36 to 95: Michael Abels, John Adams, Joseph Fennimore, Philip Glass, Libby Larsen, Ned Rorem, Caroline Shaw, Bright Sheng, Eric Whitacre and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.


This week's program presents concertos by Lowell Liebermann, Edward MacDowell, Florence Price, Elie Siegmeister and Christopher Theofanidis.


Coming to America:  This week's program presents music by composers who emigrated to this country, such as Benjamin Carr, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Victor Herbert, James Hewitt, Thomas Oboe Lee, Theodore Pachelbel, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.